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emckai

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Jun 24, 2013
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Anyone else experiencing better battery life?

What I did today:
Took it off the charger at 6:30am and went to my university for summer school (used LTE) the whole day. A bunch of texts, little gaming and a lot of internet browsing.
 

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pottyvick

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Apr 19, 2013
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Anyone else experiencing better battery life?

What I did today:
Took it off the charger at 6:30am and went to my university for summer school (used LTE) the whole day. A bunch of texts, little gaming and a lot of internet browsing.

was it a fresh install?
 

emckai

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Jun 24, 2013
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It was not a fresh install. Went from Beta 4 to Beta 5. I did a fresh install for beta 4.
 

Jakimo

macrumors 6502
Apr 25, 2008
346
1
Colorado Springs
Beta 4 was the best batt performance I've ever seen on my iPhone 5. Quite surprised..

So beta 5 should be good, but I haven't had enough time with it to tell.
 

Ferrd

macrumors regular
Jan 24, 2008
120
6
So far the battery life on beta 5 has been almost stunning!

Standby 12hrs, 36min
Usage 5 hrs, 8 minutes

50% Battery life left. I used the phone the same way I always do throughout the day: email, twitter, surfing. Normally I would be around 35% at this time (8:34pm)
 

Evan23

macrumors newbie
Jul 14, 2013
8
0
For some reason I've been getting worse battery with beta 5. I updated OTA, and I have tons of features turned off. I'm getting less than 7 hours of usage. I think I'll do a clean install for beta 6.
 

Crooks

macrumors regular
Jun 23, 2012
124
13
CALIFORNIA!
For some reason I've been getting worse battery with beta 5. I updated OTA, and I have tons of features turned off. I'm getting less than 7 hours of usage. I think I'll do a clean install for beta 6.

6 hours of usage is already a lot more than most android handsets get :)
 

emckai

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Jun 24, 2013
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People are complaining how they get less than 7 hours of usage when during b1-b4 I would get less than 3-4 hours of usage. Fantastic improvement.
 

Antoni Nygaard

macrumors 6502a
Jun 23, 2009
801
893
Denmark
This was with beta 4 used LTE, 1 hour walk with iTunes radio and runkeeper tracking via gps, also texting and toget stuff
 

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Gymgenius

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Jan 29, 2010
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Beta 4 was the best batt performance I've ever seen on my iPhone 5. Quite surprised..

So beta 5 should be good, but I haven't had enough time with it to tell.

I found that as well. B4 was amazing.

B5 is not so good though :(
 

Andeavor

macrumors 6502
Aug 19, 2010
297
1
I had to turn of parallax during beta 4, which improved my battery life 5 times. I'm afraid to turn it on again but I suppose the effect does automatically drain the battery no matter the beta build.
 

VSMacOne

macrumors 603
Oct 18, 2008
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Beta 4 gave me worse battery life and now in b5 it seems to be back close to b3. B3 was ridiculously good for me!
 

ploinkr

macrumors newbie
Aug 8, 2013
10
5
Montreal
It's gotten worse here. Quite a bit worse :p I'm at 58% at 11am, when I wouldn't reach that until late afternoon with b4.
 

solace

macrumors regular
Apr 6, 2006
230
168
way worse here.

Beta 3 has still been my best on an iPhone 5.

with Beta 5, i woke up at 7am with 100% charge (charged it overnight), by the time i got to work it was at 57% at 8:30am

edit: clean install btw, did an OTA on Monday, a clean install yesterday
 
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pazgb

macrumors newbie
Aug 8, 2013
29
10
Mine has been quite well after the following.

-OTA update to beta 5 from beta 4
-Hard reset(Power + Home button) - took about 2 minutes to boot back up
-drained battery to 19%, did full recharge last night
-This morning, I'm at 20 minutes of light use(with LTE on), and 3 1/2 hours of standby. Still at 100%! :)
 

Armen

macrumors 604
Apr 30, 2013
7,405
2,270
Los Angeles
I can't really tell because lately my LTE signal has been bouncing around between 2 dots and 3 and it's auto-switching to 3G at times. Freakin Verizon needs to fix their tower that's nearby. :mad:
 

djtech42

macrumors 65816
Jun 23, 2012
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49
Mason, OH
Mine has been quite well after the following.

-OTA update to beta 5 from beta 4
-Hard reset(Power + Home button) - took about 2 minutes to boot back up
-drained battery to 19%, did full recharge last night
-This morning, I'm at 20 minutes of light use(with LTE on), and 3 1/2 hours of standby. Still at 100%! :)

I'm getting the same kind of performance. :)
 

ploinkr

macrumors newbie
Aug 8, 2013
10
5
Montreal
Yep, something's really weird: battery went directly from 19% to 3%; plugged it to the wall charger and it jumped back to 17% :p
 

emckai

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Original poster
Jun 24, 2013
120
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Yeah there are still some bugs with the battery indicator.
 

dictoresno

macrumors 601
Apr 30, 2012
4,258
511
NJ
kinda questionable. ive been getting the infamous 1% drop per minute when in use. i played a few minutes of words with friends and then checked facebook. this took no longer than 5-6 mins and i went from 85% to 80%. thats horrible. when at idle with nothing going on, i can get it to sit at the same percentage for awhile though. god forbid i start using it, the battery tanks immediately.
 

imaginex20

macrumors 65816
Jun 17, 2009
1,427
450
Battery performance has been getting better and better after each beta. But I started noticing in this Beta 5, Apple has been monitoring the power level as you can see diagnostic logs starting with PL and it shows detailed information on the battery.
 
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